Le Château d'Osthoffen0.0 out of 5.0
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If you are expecting a 5-star hotel, then you will be disappointed with this REAL castle with many historic ties. It lies in the country about 18km west of Strasbourg and the elderly proprietors are actually royalty. The guest rooms have been refurbished and the castle grounds are beautiful, especially in the morning fog. You can walk into the little town of Osthoffen and other neighboring towns are only a few minutes away in any direction. You can even catch the bus into downtown Strasbourg (highly recommended) for a couple of Euros. This way you get to see the sights of little villages on the way to Strasbourg and eliminate the headache of finding parking in Strasbourg with its notoriously poor parking. If you strike up a conversation with the Baroness at the chateau, you get quite an interesting rendering of castle life. (She is Scottish, by the way.) No, there is not a big breakfast buffet with hot items, but it is more than a continental breakfast and the coffee is strong (French roast). Think more like you are a guest in someone's chateau, not in a hotel, and you will get what you expect. I stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed every one. The nights are dark, you can see thousands of stars and the quietness is amazing.
We booked this hotel for 2 nights due to a wedding party. Although a fairly nice welcome, we did not feel well hosted during the rest of our stay. The Lady asked us what time we would prefer breakfast and when we suggested 10 - 11am, to which she responded that we needed to have breakfast by 9am as they need to prepare for the wedding. Breakfast was really basic…there wasn’t even an egg or fresh milk in sight. The room we had was decent - good amount of space and fairly clean (no shower) but the bed mattresses were awful. It was like sleeping on the stone steps leading up to the room! Could not get wifi in our room. The groom from the wedding party had previously requested a room to freshen up in and was told on the day that he could not use the room as the cleaners had not arrived. The hotel was not full! At 11am on the day of check out - we had the owners banging down our door to let us know we needed to pay and leave the premises. We asked if we could leave our luggage as we had a while until our flight and was told that they’d be locking up reception so it was not possible. In the end, not very hospitable - it felt like we were a nuisance to the owners and they did not need our money.
Beautiful Chateau situated in a serene location. Unfortuanely leaving early due to impolite unhelpful staff, the baroness is extremely rude and disagreeable. Cleanliness of the room to be ameliorated as it was dusty in places, cobwebs etc. Breakfast was mediocre, as viennoiseries weren’t fresh. Terrible start to our holiday, will not be returning.
This is a lovely small castle. The owners are accommodating. However I would not stay here unless you can handle winding spiral stone castle stairs. Be sure to get one of the larger rooms. They do have rooms one floor up. The grounds are beautiful. It was easy to visualize people through the ages riding their horses.
Beautiful Chateau, wonderfully restored. Baron Phillip and his wife have made it labor of love to preserve the history for all of us. Baron's family has lived in this castle for 200 years but the castle history goes back to more than 2000 years. Rooms are simple but modern and historical at the same time. The true gem of the castle is the Baron who will make you feel like a member of his family. If you stay there, take some time to visit the small French village that conspires with castle to take you back in time.
Stayed here for 3 nights in June 2016 as my friends booked the whole chateau for their wedding. We had a great time and fell in love with the castle from day 1. We traveled as a family of 4 with 2 toddlers and the owner of the castle was extremely kind to purchase 2 brand new cots just for us. The rooms were clean, spacious and comparable to any good B&B. But the whole castle interior, its grounds and history added a romantic and giddy feeling that bordered on the fairy tale. We could tell that even our kids were drawn in to the castle's beauty and aura. As this castle wasn't too big and is fully family run, it felt homely and comfortable at the same time. In addition, I have to say that the castle was a fantastic place to host a wedding with its vast grounds,open courtyard and even an annex to hold receptions. The temperate was a nice 20-21 Celsius when we were there, but i can understand how it could get really hot in the summer with no air conditioning. All this being said, the castle is extremely short handed when it comes to staffing.. It is mainly managed by the owner and his wife, who do the breakfast preparation and admin etc. They try to get in cleaners during the day but that was not always possible and the breakfast on Sunday morning was only cleared at night. The spiral staircase leading up to the top floor where most of the rooms were might be tough for some to negotiate and with a huge suitcase would be nigh impossible. When staying there all you get is pretty much the room, the hotel grounds and the breakfast area, which only functions during breakfast time. Also, no wifi and don't expect any daily turndown/ cleaning services over the weekends. All said, my family and I still enjoyed our stay there as it was our first time staying in a real medieval castle (with an old moat too!). I would also highly recommend renting a car to explore Strasbourg and the surrounding area.
We stayed here for one night during our trip driving around Europe. It was definitely the most unique place we stayed. The other reviews are accurate: If you like staying in very old, owner-run castles in the French countryside, this is probably the place for you. If you love A/C, hate climbing old, twisty stone staircases, and want a gourmet breakfast ... look elsewhere. After staying in several hotels in urban centers, we wanted a change of pace, and once we aired out the room to cool it off, everything was fine. As others have noted, the breakfast is no-frills but perfectly adequate - none of us walked away hungry or unsatisfied. But everyone in the family agreed that the Monsieur's tour of the property the next morning was the highlight of our stay here: He's knowledgeable, very funny, and connected with both the adults and kids. When we arrived in the late evening, he directed us to a great spot in Strasbourg (about 8-10km away) and even told us how to program our GPS so we arrived at the correct parking garage.
We booked this place and decided not to stay because the room was in excess of 90 degrees, HOT! with no fan or air conditioning. I understand it is a historical castle. Also the room reserved for us was tiny, in the attic, single bed, no shower, with a sun light that baked the heat directly onto the bed. Policy is 24 hour cancelation notice so we decided to forfeit the one night and get a hotel room with AC. But, the castle owner decided he would charge fully for both nights and not follow his own 24 hour cancellation policy. I fought the charges with the castle, but they suddenly had a hard time understanding english. If you love sleeping in extreme heat with no shower, this is your place.
We visited this wonderful hotel a few days ago. The owners of the hotel are very kind and helpful people. The rooms are a bit old, but come on - you'd expect this from an old castle... There is no elevator/lift, but this is not a big problem (the government doesn't allow the owners to add it in this historical monument). The breakfast was plain, but tasty. For dinner I was recommended a "plain restaurant with local food" - that was a 3 minute walk from the castle and had delicious and not very expensive food options. Wifi is provided free of charge.
Do not be fooled. Rooms are quaint and it is a very old castle, but there is no modern conveniences. No air conditioning and my room was adorned with a sky light that provided the intense light of 1000 suns burring on my single bed in the attic. It had to be 90 degrees in the room with no fan or ventilation and the shower was a make-shift shower head in the tub. The manager that greeted us seemed MUCH less than overjoyed at our arrival. We were informed by the booking agent that we had a 24 hour cancellation clause, but the manager told us he would not allow us to cancel the second night of our stay without a full payment penalty. No as advertised. It was so bad that we decided to forfeit the two nights room, pay the full rate and stay in Strasbourg rather than endure the punishment of staying at Chateau d'Osthoffen.
- Free full breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
Le Château d'Osthoffen is located within a 15-minute drive of Zenith Strasbourg and Chartreuse Museum. This 7-room castle has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking.
Free full breakfast is offered each morning.
A flat-screen TV comes with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free bottled water and a desk.
Le Château d'Osthoffen features free WiFi in public areas and a garden. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with tours or tickets, and offer advice about sights and eateries nearby.
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66.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 33 reviews